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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I'm going through Work Comp now to deal with my carpal tunnel. I have had visits w/ a Dr. prior trying to avoid WC.

WC now wants my med. records. How far back am I required to realease? Have I damaged my case w/ WC by trying to deal with it privately before? I had heard horror stories about WC and didn't want to have that experience. Thank you.

Robert K. Rankin
Robert K. Rankin answered on Dec 7, 2020

It is somewhat difficult to provide a complete answer without knowing more detail. But, generally speaking, prior medicals may be relevant to demonstrate a pre-existing condition, to prove that the injury is non-industrial, and they also may be helpful to your case, depending on how long you have... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: If i had a stroke which resulted in a brain anurism, can i get compensation from the company?

I feel i was made torn to work harder than most employees purposely on a daily basis and i also talked to company personel about feeling like this and possible solutions. I have also relayed this to fellow employees i directly work with and they also see my reasoning for feeling singled out.

Robert K. Rankin
Robert K. Rankin answered on Dec 7, 2020

You may have a valid workers' compensation claim, but you may also have other remedies for what has happened to you. However, it is impossible to provide an informative answer with the information you have provided here. I would recommend calling a workers' compensation attorney and... Read more »

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